Offered this beautiful vintage clear crystal bowl in a shape of a flower, by Orrefors, signed. Dated to late 1970' early 1980'. It is one fine example of Orrefors Art glass, the 3 1/2 high crystal bowl, the crystal which reflects light like diamond, a truly beautiful modern piece. Made in a shape of a flower with 6 petals joined at the bottom and spreading wide at the top, ending with gracefully scalloped edge.
Diameter of the bowl is 5 1/2".
It is in excellent condition with no chips or cracks.
Handblown in Sweden, where hand blown glass has been produced for more than two and a half centuries. The story of Orrefors begins as early as 1726, when Lars Johan Silversparre received permission to build a furnace and a smithy at "the beautiful river that flows into Lake Orrenas". The iron works was given the name Orrefors, which means "the Orre waterfall". With the time pass in 1898, there in the region was established the Orrefors Classwork, the company we know today. The characteristic of their designs is a clean lines of brilliant crystal that suggests a frozen liquid. The glass house came to be a leading producer of crystal glass with a variety of product.
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